Election 2018: What's Your Sign?
By Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund, Inc. | Nov. 4, 2018, 5 a.m.
November 6 is Election Day. Are you ready to pink out the vote in the 2018 midterm election?
Everyone has their own unique reason to vote—ever wondered how your zodiac sign plays into it? Here's how and why each sign will make it to the polls in Minnesota on Tuesday, plus how some all-star Minnesota politicians exemplify the best traits of their signs.
Aries (March 21- April 19)
Positive and passionate, you remain hopeful that Minnesotans can overcome the forces that hope to divide us and elect candidates who will unify our state. It may feel like you’ve been fighting to create a more just and equitable future for too long, and you may grow wary. Instead of giving in to your doubts, use your natural determination and bravery to fuel your hope in the people of our state. Channel your energy into making sure other Minnesotans who share your vision have a plan to vote on Tuesday, November 6.
Aries in Minnesota politics:
Tim Walz, born on April 6, is running for governor of Minnesota. This veteran, teacher, and coach is running on a vision of creating #OneMinnesota where everyone is empowered to succeed. Minnesotans can count on Tim Walz to have the courage to stand up for our shared values every day as governor.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Patient yet persistent, you’ve been doing your best to fight back against attacks on health care and reproductive rights and waiting for the chance to make your voice heard at the polls. Great news for you—Election Day is nearly here! One of the most dependable signs, friends and family can count on you to remind them of when, where, and how to vote and which candidates on the ballot will protect reproductive rights if elected. Don’t let them down on November 6—use your persistence to make sure as many people you know as possible are voters this year.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Always learning and growing, the 2018 election is a chance for Geminis like you to deepen your knowledge of the political process and get involved in a way you may not have in the past. Instead of just being a voter this year, push yourself to use your communication skills to connect with friends and family and make sure they have a plan to get to the polls and a list of pro-Planned Parenthood candidates who need their vote. You may feel anxious about the election results—channel that feeling into getting out the vote before November 6.
Geminis in Minnesota politics:
Amy Klobuchar, born on May 25, is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Smart and versatile, Amy Klobuchar represents Minnesota with wit and poise. Minnesotans are lucky to have a leader like Amy Klobuchar making decisions on behalf of our state.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
This year, use your faith that Minnesotans will stand up against those who attack our health, rights, and communities to help motivate others to understand their votes matter on Election Day. Channel your pride in being a Minnesotan into making sure our state, which is currently one of the only states in our region with a pro-Planned Parenthood governor, remains a place where our leaders will protect reproductive rights. Make sure you have a plan to pink out the vote on November 6 vote for candidates who will protect and expand access to reproductive health care and get your friends and family out to the polls with you.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
This election, your energy and optimism will propel you to vote for candidates who have a positive vision for Minnesota. Use your fierce loyalty to the people and things you believe in to shamelessly share reminders to vote with your friends and family. You may have a tendency to be very passionate; use your strong opinions and big heart as motivation to get the vote out in as many ways as you can before November 6.
Leos in Minnesota politics:
Dan Feehan, born on July 23, is running to represent Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A veteran with a strong drive to give back to his community and state, Minnesotans can count on Dan Feehan to be a loyal, dependable public servant who will represent our values and protect our rights in Congress.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Your attention to detail will come in handy on Election Day—use it to make sure you’re prepared in advance to vote for candidates who share your values from the top to the bottom of your ballot. (Hint: Check out your sample ballot in advance!) Smart and reliable, other Minnesotans can count on Virgos like you to show up to the polls and elect candidates who will stand up for reproductive health and rights. Try your best to reserve criticism and judgement towards friends who may be less politically informed or inclined to vote this year; instead, help them and guide them to the polls by sending them reminders and encouraging them to make a plan.
Virgos in Minnesota politics:
Peggy Flanagan, born on September 22, is running for lieutenant governor in Minnesota. A dedicated public servant and mom “working to build power with community,” Peggy Flanagan is reliable, hard-working, and deeply driven to build a Minnesota where everyone is empowered to live to their fullest potential.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libras have a natural inclination for balance, reason, and diplomacy. With anti-reproductive health politicians controlling the federal government, it will serve you well to use your voice at the ballot box to elect reproductive health champions and make sure Trump and his allies do not go unchecked. While you sometimes find it difficult to come to concrete decisions, voting in this election is an easy choice. Use your pragmatism and diplomacy to help others understand what's at stake on Election Day.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Channel your closely held passions to make a statement by heading to the polls and proudly voting for the lawmakers who you believe in. Use the resentment you may feel towards the politicians who have worked to systematically undermine our rights and values to do everything you can to make sure we take our power back at the polls by electing reproductive health care champions who will fight with us.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Searching for greater meaning, Sagittarius, you will find many candidates on the ballot in Minnesota who have a clear vision grounded in deeply held values. Your strong sense of right and wrong will guide you to vote for leaders who will stand up for reproductive health and rights. You may feel like it’s been a long road to this election and feel impatient waiting for the results—but the wait is almost over, so stay focused and finish strong by making a plan to vote on November 6.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Your natural wisdom will allow you the clarity to choose lawmakers who will work to lead our state with dignity and discipline when you head to the polls. Don't forget to share your wisdom with those around you to help your friends and family understand what's at stake in this election. While you may feel cautious about being too optimistic about the outcome of the election, you can overcome it by using your ambition and drive to stay focused on the goal: electing reproductive health champions on November 6.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
As an Aquarius, you’re naturally driven to make the world a better place. This election, it’s crucial to vote for leaders who share your vision for social justice. You may feel reluctant to get too attached to the pro-Planned Parenthood candidates running this year, but it’s worth it to focus on their vision to build a more fair and just Minnesota. Let your vision propel you to do everything in your power to get out the vote.
Aquarius in Minnesota politics:
Angie Craig, born on February 14, is running to represent Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A smart, self-made independent woman, Angie Craig is laser focused on working to expand health care access and give the people of her district a representative who will work hard every day—with them and for them.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
This year, your compassion and intuition will serve you well at the ballot box. So make a plan to vote early or on Election Day to help elect pro-Planned Pareenthood candidates who will fight for your values and govern through kindness and love for all Minnesotans. While it may be challenging, use your big heart and dreams of a better future to encourage as many people as possible to vote this year.
Pisces in Minnesota politics:
Tina Smith, born on March 4, is running for U.S. Senate. Tina Smith has selflessly dedicated her entire career to creating a better Minnesota for all of us. Grounded in compassion and empathy for the people of our state, Tina Smith works tirelessly every day to improve the lives of all Minnesotans.
What's next? Get ready to vote on Tuesday, 11/6!
➡️ Create your personalized plan to vote. Thinking about when you’re voting, how you’re getting there, and who you’re bringing with you in advance of Election Day helps make everything run smoothly so nothing will stop you from raising your voice.
➡️ Find your polling place and make sure you’re registered to vote. If you aren’t registered, you can register on Election Day if you bring a photo ID and proof of residence. Registered voters do not need an ID to vote.
➡️ Find out more about Planned Parenthood endorsed candidates and what’s at stake for reproductive health this year.
We're so close to the finish line, and we CAN do it if we all keep working together to elect candidates who stand for our values.